2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain Wagon Review & Test Drive

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Mercedes knows how to do wagons laced in high-end and good efficiency, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such a special segment to brand-new heights fundamentally hidden by any other brand name. Including a touch of SUV-appeal does not harm the general plan too. What might hurt is the rate of admission in packing up such an automobile with an expected rate to match my test car at $91,210. Its finest to keep in mind that the E450 All-Terrain wagon starts at simply $67,600, but youre going to want some of the preferable alternatives that you see here on my extravagantly appointed test car, since 7-seats– and you can be simply like a modern-day Clark Griswold with a number of additional perks, sans the wood panels.

Powered by Mercedes most current modular engine, a moderate hybrid setup, the E450 All-Terrain wagon is poised out on the road and takes well benefit of the 48-volt system. The only significant distinction in the mild-hybrid setup in the E450 wagon compared to something like the AMG E53 Sedan is that the wagons variation does not have a true power-filler to add low-end torque however still includes the horsepower when the correct level of the throttle is used. The interior of the new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the brand-new style from the updated E-Class. The jump seats are the classic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the lots of memories of myself leaping into my aunties old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even remember that unique vinyl seat odor. Mercedes understands how to do wagons laced in high-end and good performance, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such a special section to new heights essentially hidden by any other brand.

Summarizing the performance elements of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can easily say its more of a roadway conqueror than an off-roader regardless of its ability to literally increase to the event with its adjustable air suspension. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon trip extremely plush without much unwanted body movement with effortless and somewhat numb steering– its a quiet, separating, nearly S-Class, experience.

Theres an abundance of the expected tech features throughout the E450 All-Terrains control panel, that include the highlighted features of heated/ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, heated rear (second row) seats, manual rear seat sunshades, soft-close doors, color heads-up display screen, 12.3-inch configurable gauge cluster, the latest 12.3-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment system with “Hey Mercedes” voice response, augmented truth for the navigation system, wireless phone charging, 64-color ambient interior LED lighting, panorama roofing system, power rear freight personal privacy cover (closes and opens with power liftgate) and a full variety of active security features (lane departure warning/change assist, blind-spot screens, forward crash alert/emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert/active brake assist, adaptive cruise control/w route-based speed adjustment). Usage of the touch-capacitive wheel buttons can be a variety as you are sure to accidently slide or push across a few of the touch points, which incorporate both touch-slider areas and buttons.

Powered by Mercedes most current modular engine, a mild hybrid setup, the E450 All-Terrain wagon is poised out on the roadway and takes well benefit of the 48-volt system. When the engine shuts down, the setup keeps devices running at full capability for long durations of time at the traffic light. The engine option, with a total output of 362 horse power and 369 lb-ft of torque, is the latest 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6-cylinder that gets a short-lived power increase from the mild-hybrid system that can add as much as 21 additional horse power to the mix when such power is required. The engine is mated to a 9-speed transmission and sends power to all 4 wheels creating a smooth and smooth experience in power shipment. The only significant distinction in the mild-hybrid setup in the E450 wagon compared to something like the AMG E53 Sedan is that the wagons variation does not have a true power-filler to add low-end torque but still includes the horsepower when the appropriate level of the throttle is applied. The system actually makes for a rather fuel-efficient experience with real-world achievable EPA-estimates of 22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined. When youre not pushed to conserve fuel and make a dash to 60 miles per hour from a dead stop, expect it to take simply 4.4 seconds, which is remarkable for any “wagon” based on a mid-sized sedan.

The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a nice classiness to the overall appeal. My test car having a long list of alternatives, consists of the larger 20-inch wheels, which add a sporty styling to the look and its driving character over lower-trims of the E-Class sedan with the basic wheel plan. I was able to make it to a local tire store and have actually the tire replaced after travelling 45 miles per hour for about 8 miles without much distinction in the flight until making a sharp turn into the stores plaza.

The interior of the new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the new style from the upgraded E-Class. That technically makes the E450 All-Terrain wagon a 7-passenger. The jump seats are the classic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the numerous memories of myself leaping into my aunts old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even keep in mind that unique vinyl seat odor.

This week, a rarity among the mainstream and luxury segments enhances my garage in the type of a wagon from Mercedes-Benz. This time, its the Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain wagon that captivates numerous as I drive it around town and on the highway.
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is revitalized for the 2021 model year and with that, the E450 wagon gets an unique treatment to not just fit the revitalized mold however also go the way of SUVs and, dare I say, Subaru, with its plastic wheel arch cladding. Such a look isnt what you anticipate out of Mercedes-Benz but in some way, they make it work, and the way it works is rather smart in still maintaining the flexible flight quality and extraordinary luxury visits that you anticipate out of a new E-Class. The wagon side of things, just as its done in a conventional sense with Mercedes, does not detract much from its drivability in anticipating a glamorous sports sedan experience.

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